Today I decided to take the day off – how selfish of me. I went to visit a friend and spent the whole morning just chilling, taking time to just be with that special person in your life right at that moment. The kids were all at school, I have loads of work to do at home but I will work better if I have some me time to help balance my mood. All work and no play can make life very dull.
I then had to get the kids out of school a little early to take them all to the dentist. This is a chore but a necessary evil. If it was just me I would never go to the dentist until it was urgent but as the responsible parent that I am I need to show my kids how to look after themselves. We go every six months religiously. Similarly I cannot be without a job because I am the only role model my kids have. Especially with deadbeat dad on the scene – someone has to show them how the world works.
I have a night out planned. My nephew is coming down to babysit and my best friend and I are going to the pub to hopefully see a band. I used to love going to see local bands when I was younger. I feel like I am actually starting to find my feet with this going out lark. I know a lot of people in the area and am getting more sociable by the minute. I have to make the best of it all though because who knows when the next time I can afford a night out will be.
Tomorrow I have to go to work to say goodbye to a lovely colleague who finishes work tomorrow. I will miss her. It has been good getting to spend some time talking to her and I hope we stay friends. I need to hold onto friends better. I keep losing touch with folk once they move jobs or I leave. I will try harder this time because I think we have a lot in common and it would be really good to keep in touch with her. Looking forward to having a great night out.